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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF434

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

93.98 x 53.34 x 44.45 cm (37 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.); Seat height: 48.26cm (19 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Brass plate on chairs state it was owned by Henry Bull, Governor of Rhode Island in 1685 and 1690

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Probably Henry Bull (1687–1771), Newport, Rhode Island. Vernon family, Newport, Rhode Island. Mrs. Henry V. Weil, New York, 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent D. Andrus, Greenwich, Connecticut; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 2004. Jill and Mickey Baten, New York; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 15, 2015, lot 507

Associated names

Henry Bull Esq.
Vernon family
Henry V. Weil
Vincent D. Andrus
Vera Andrus
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Jill Baten
Mickey Baten
Northeast Auctions

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Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 32, no. 6, ill.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (January 9, 2004): 19, ill.
Selections from the Collection of Vincent Dyckman Andrus, exh. cat. (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., January 2004), 20, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., The Jill and Mickey Baten Collection of Important American Furniture, sale cat. (August 15, 2015), 11, lot 507, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 271, no. 49, fig. 3.